City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day to all of Morgan Hill's wonderful dads!  We wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you have some extra special time with family and friends.  

The Morgan Hill Police Department just released it's Summer 2018 Newsletter. If you didn't receive it directly you can view it here.

In case you happen to see smoke to the north of us on Monday and Tuesday next week,  CALFIRE will be conducting a prescribed burn of 330 acres in Joseph D. Grant County park. This prescribed burn is being conducted as part of habitat enhancement efforts to manage invasive species of oak woodlands and annual grasslands and for hazardous fuel removal. The prescribed burn will be conducted pending favorable weather conditions and approval from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). For further information the full press release is available here.

Since we now are solidly in fire season, j ust a reminder that if you are aware of a property that is not being maintained in a fire-safe condition, you may report the hazard in one of the following ways:
  • Call the Weed Abatement Service Request line at (408) 282-3145.
  • Send the Weed Abatement program an email

Make it a great week a head! We look forward to your ongoing engagement and participation in all aspects of community life and local government in Morgan Hill.

In This Issue
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Elected Officials

County Supervisor
District 1: 

California State Assembly District 30: 

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
Advisory Commissions:

City of Morgan Hill Advisory Committees:
City of Morgan Hill
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County of Santa Clara
Santa Clara Valley Agencies


State of California


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June 1 - July 31, 2018
Summer Reading Program 2018
Reading Takes Your Everywhere

For more information and to participate visit the
June 11 - August 3, 2018
Lunch at the Library
12PM - 1PM
Morgan Hill Library
660 W. Main Avenue

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 
Planning Commission Workshop
City Council Chamber
West Conference Room
17555 Peak Avenue
Agenda will be available here when posted
Commission Web Page
Contact City Staff Liaison: Terry Linder or 408.778.6480
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 
Parks and Recreation Commission
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Agenda will be available here when posted
Commission Web Page
Contact City Staff Liaison: Chris Ghione or 408.782.9154
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 
City Council Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
All residents and interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate at Morgan Hill City Council meetings. The meetings provide an important opportunity to engage and stay informed.

  Complete City Council Agenda for June 6, 2018
Agenda Item Preview:

We encourage you to sign up to be notified when City Council agendas are posted. You will be automatically emailed with a direct link to the full agenda. Additionally, you be notified of any supplements added after the agenda has been posted.


We hope to see you at the meeting Wednesday.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 
Santa Clara Valley Habitat Annual Meeting
3:00 PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency Website.
Contact City Staff Liaison: Angie Gonzalez or 408.310.4666 
Saturday, June 23, 2018 
Coffee with the Mayor
10:00AM - 11:30PM
1295 E. Dunne, Ste 120
Morgan Hill

Join Mayor Steve Tate and his guest, Council Member Rene Spring for coffee on Saturday, June 23rd..  The Mayor's coffees offer an opportunity for you to have an open dialog with the Mayor and his guests in a casual, relaxed environment.  The Mayor buys the coffee and he encourages attendees to bring questions, concerns, suggestions and criticisms.  You are also welcome to come and just listen. The Mayor looks forward to a lively, productive discussion on the 23rd!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 
Public Meeting to Discuss the Future Plans for Jackson Park
Jackson Park Gazebo
Morgan Hill

The City of Morgan Hill will host a meeting to discuss opportunities to provide input on future short term and long-term plans for Jackson Park. The purpose of the meeting is to review potential future park expansion and additional amenities.

For more information contact:
Chris Ghione

Celebrating Pride in San Francisco 
on June 23rd and 24th?

Sign Up for AlertSF for 
Emergency Notifications

Celebrating Pride in San Francisco? Sign up for AlertSF to find out about emergencies in San Francisco. Simply text PRIDESF to 888-777 to get emergency alerts text messaged to your phone. AlertSF will send alerts and instructions following a natural disaster, major police, fire, or health emergencies, or significant transportation disruptions to your mobile device.  AlertSF is a service provided by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. Visit to learn more.

The 2020 Census tells the County how many people live here.
An accurate census is important because it helps provide more resources for families; including funding for schools, healthcare, libraries and services in your community.
Every ten years the Census Bureau does a count of the population, and as a part of it mails every family a form. To get ready for the 2020 Census and make sure everybody gets counted, volunteers will be walking through neighborhoods between May and July to check addresses.
Volunteers will NOT knock on your door or collect any names or personal information. Census information is NEVER shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

For more information: 
Have you ever wanted to know more about how your Police Department works? Interested in learning how our officers conduct an investigation? How does our CSI team process a crime scene? What is the difference between a patrol officer and a detective? What equipment is used to train officers to respond to a crisis situation in the field?

If the answer is  YES , then the MHPD Citizens Police Academy is for you! We are accepting applications for the fall session!

The Academy starts on Thursday August 23 and meets each Thursday at 6:30pm through November 15. Sessions meet at the Police Department

Priority is given to Morgan Hill residents and each applicant is required to consent to a criminal background investigations check.

To learn more and/or complete an online application,  click here

For questions, please contact Corporal Scott Purvis via  email
June 8, 2018
About once a month, Morgan Hill's Mayor, Steve Tate, has lunch at the Centennial Recreation Senior Center. The lunch provides an opportunity for senior members of the community to have a discussion and share concerns and ideas with the Mayor in the comfort and familiar environment of the Senior Center.  
The following is a summary of items and question discussed at the most recent coffee with further follow-up information from City Teammates as appropriate.


Notes and follow-up from past lunches can be found on the

Visit for more information.  Click here to view a list of FAQ's that you may find helpful.  Customers can report water waste  online  or by calling the Water Waste Hotline at 408.310.4195
For questions, comments or concerns, please contact Andi Borowski or call 408.310.4169


Whether you are looking for an entry or management level position, Morgan Hill employees have a lot in common. We are all hard working individuals who respect each other and value teamwork to deliver services. 

We excel at meeting challenges and work hard to exceed our customer's expectations. We work for an organization that encourages innovation, provides opportunities for professional growth, and recognizes the contributions of each employee. If you share these core values, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

Have you thought about getting involved, but not sure where to start?  The City of Morgan Hill has many volunteer opportunities that could allow you to give back to your community and have an impact, develop a new skill,  meet new people, stay connected, explore a new career, or just help you grow individually as a person.  

Research indicates that volunteering not only benefits and strengthens your community and the organization you are volunteering for, it can have significant health benefits.  Apply to become a volunteer today by  completing this form

Questions and Comments: 

June 2018 VTA Connections Newsletter

Stay in the know about  transportation in Silicon Valley.  Click here to view the VTA's newsletter for June 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: May 2018
Water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship for Santa Clara County.  Click here to view the Santa Clara Valley Water District's newsletter for May 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District: Landscape Rebate Program
The Santa Clara Valley Water District has funds available and is offering Morgan Hill utility customers rebates up to $3,000 for replacing high water using plants with approved low water using plants, mulch, and/or permeable hardscape or for an irrigation equipment upgrade. Commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family properties can receive rebates up to $30,000 ($3,000 for multi-family).  Pre-approval is required, please call 408.630.2554 for  details and an application or click here to get started. Get paid to save money and water year after year!
Asset #15: Positive Peer Influence

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #15: Positive Peer Influence
Encourage your child to keep responsible friendships:
  • Talk with your child about her or his friends. Ask questions to find out what they're like.
  • Get to know your child's friends and their families. Point out what you like about them.
  • Don't jump to conclusions based on what friends look like.
  • Avoid criticizing friendships that seem negative to you, but be honest when you're concerned about a relationship.
  • Make your child's friends welcome in your home. Invite them over.
  • Think about your own friends. Do they model responsible behavior?
  • Let your child know when you think he or she has a good friend. 
Click here for more information about this month's developmental asset! 

Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help youth and teens thrive. Young people with  high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices, while those with lower asset levels are more likely to get involved with  negative or risky behaviors like violence, trouble in school, drug and alcohol use and more. The Search Institute of Minneapolis created  the developmental assets framework. For more information, visit